Google buys Job Simulator developer Owlchemy Labs

Between Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, Owlchemy Labs has been doing some cool stuff in the VR space. I'm curious to see what the team does next, especially in light of today's news that Google, which has its Dayd...


Ms. Pac-Man has taken over Google Maps

Ahead of April Fools' Day, Google has turned Google Maps into a playable game of Ms. Pac-Man. Just click the little icon (it's unmissable on the mobile app and found on the bottom left on desktop), then off you go. Streets become pellet-fil...


Android users can now pre-register for Super Mario Run

I'm really surprised an APK of Super Mario Run hasn't been crafted out of the iOS version and mass downloaded, but Android users hopefully won't have to wait too much longer to play. That's because you can now pre-register for the...


Stop what you're doing and play Google's Halloween cat game

Harry Potter, eat your heart out. Google made a cat wizard game and it's so cute you're going to want to punch your eyes in. It might be easy to miss: Google has rolled out a new homepage that looks like a Halloween cartoon movie, but ...


Pokemon president talks about NX, Go

In news that should surprise no one, Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara confirmed in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that yes, there will be Pokémon games on the Nintendo NX. Without revealing any...


Get a constant influx of pussy with Android N's easter egg

Yesterday, some Nexus phone owners were treated to an upgrade to Nougat aka Android 7.0, the latest version of Google's we-can-do-iOS-stuff-too-kinda operating system. It's by far the best version of Android I've ever used; punchy and crisp...

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Google is starting its own indie games festival

Google has announced plans to host a new independent games festival in San Francisco. The event, creatively dubbed the "Google Play Indie Games Festival," is set to take place at the Terra Gallery on September 24 and will be both free and o...

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Google announces Daydream VR platform for Android N

Today at Google I/O the company announced Android N alongside their new virtual reality platform, Daydream, that will work across multiple new phones. Similar to Gear VR, it works by popping Android N phones in Daydream-ready VR headsets t...

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The Legend of Zelda invades Google Maps

Google is known for its silly video game Easter eggs, although this one won't be hard to find. All you have to do is go to Google Maps today, head to the lower right-hand corner where you'd normally find the little guy to fling around, you ...

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Google will reportedly release a Gear VR competitor this year

The past four years have been VR hype-dominated, but if you were really pressed to pin one as The Year of VR, I suppose it would be 2016. That's when most of these machines leave their comfy nests and beta states, and they actually get rele...

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Google browser game honors Wilbur Scoville

Google has a cute little game today honoring the American pharmacist Wilbur Scoville. Scoville, born on this day in 1865, came up with a heat scale for peppers. It eventually lead to what is referred to as the "Scoville scale," and is ...

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Google search 'Super Mario Bros' for a celebratory Easter egg

Google did a low key celebration for the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. So low key that the 30th anniversary was yesterday and many of us idiots who'd normally be writing posts about it were busy watching football and packing for int...

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American Truck Simulator used Google Maps

I've always been fascinated by Euro Truck Simulator, but never jumped in because, pff, who wants to drive in Europe? This is America; we drive on American roads here and we speak American. As it turns out, American Truck Simulator will be v...

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YouTube announces Gaming app, improved livestream

Today, YouTube announced YouTube Gaming: a hub specifically designed to curate gaming content. YouTube Gaming will take the form of both a website and a mobile app, and will launch sometime "this summer" alongside improved live streaming to...

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Google Maps is now a giant game of Pac-Man

I like when companies channel their April Fools' Day creativity into something real as opposed to just announcing a phony product or service that really ought to exist. This year, Google has another fun interactive gag for us with a playabl...


Here's another one of these things: $99 Google Nexus console

Google's new Nexus Player is an Android-based $99 set-top game console / video box. Well, disc. It's round. Crazy brilliant idea, right? An Atom processor at 1.8Ghz (quad core), 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage will let you play video games o...

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Google to pay back $19 million for in-app purchase settlement

In the latest in-app purchase settlement, the Federal Trade Commission is tasking Google with paying back $19 million to those whose children, against their parents' wishes, spent money on in-app purchases in apps downloaded from the Google...

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Amazon has acquired Twitch.TV

[Update: It's confirmed. Amazon has officially acquired streaming site Twitch.TV. "Amazon will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Twitch for approximately $970 million in cash, as adjusted for the assumption of options and other ...


Google to keynote Tokyo Game Show 2014

Tokyo Game Show has announced its Keynote sessions for this year's event. Google will take the stage for the very first time at TGS on Thursday, September 18 to speak to business attendees about the new gaming world, with a focus on Google ...

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Google buys Twitch for a billion bucks

Nintendo may think watching Twitch streams is not fun, but a lot of people disagree. Twitch has 50 million active users per month. That's more than the population of California. That's more than 20 times the amount of people the United Stat...


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